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"roosevelt college" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

07:21 min | 1 year ago

"roosevelt college" Discussed on WGN Radio

"More for you. You ready? Here's your clue. Oh, wait. I'm sorry. Try to get Swiss splash I was taking about Yes, that's the song I was taking the How is that a song about spaceships Way thought we played because that's what the space capsule did over the week. Okay? Got it. You, sir, are five for five. Well and will assist on the one that's true. What do you do for a living mark? Finally retired insurance broker. You do not sound old enough to be retired. I have you at 43 here. Thank you so much. I'm actually all in 68. Wow, Iraq and, uh, well, sir, it's talked. You talked to Ryan off the air. He's my producer. Today. He'll get your name your shoe size. All that stuff in Anguilla. I saw you and Teddy Roosevelt College of DuPage. What did you think of that? I'm sorry. I know I'm a history history. Not anyway, So it's all good. It's nice of you to call and say that we're not going to be able to do that show this fall because of the you know what we'll do. One next year. You come to that one. Okay, let's get in our way back machine. This is a conversation we had a few years ago with a Jessica Simons. She was in Florida, She saw several family members that were drowning. What could she do? This is her story. You may have seen this story. Maybe you didn't Panama City Beach in Florida. Some folks out there swimming. Everybody's having a great time over the weekend, and then they noticed that there's a group of people that are struggling out in the water. They the folks on the beach decided to form a human chain from the beach out to the water to rescue some folks from what was described in the news as a riptide from which these people could not escape. I think the reporting on this story's been really bad because they haven't described exactly what was happening to the folks out in the water or how the chain was able to reach them. But the woman who was on the beach and said, Hey, wait a minute. We've got to do something is a lady named Jessica Simons. Producer l. AFIS founder and she joins us now on W G. N. Hi, Jessica. This is John. You're on W g N in Chicago. How are you? Hey, John. I'm doing great. And how are you doing? I'm doing well, Congratulations on behalf of everybody in this story and the world that needs good news once in a while. Thank you for what you did. Jessica. Thank you. I appreciate that. I don't see my thought that here a lot of people dio. That's the way the story is being told me and I buy it. All right, so, But can you just tell us your perspective? I mean, tell me how you came to this scene and and what you saw. Um well, I was I was in the ocean as well. But I was on a sandbar. I was looking for sand dollars and kind of look Towards the ocean. I mean towards a shore to see markets see my family out there, and they were all looking in one direction. The whole entire peach was looking in one direction. Okay, Pause right there. So you are out in the ocean, but there's a sand bar so The water gets deep, but then it gets shallow again on there's a sandbar out there. How deep is the water on that sand bar? The same R was probably a rock My knee's Okay, So how far out to sea are you though you're standing in water only up to your knees. About? It was probably about 100 yards. Wow, That's interesting, isn't it? You go 100 Yards out, and then it gets shallow again. Where? The sand bars. Okay, keep going. So there's a deep part you have to get to to get to the sandbars swam back and Ah asked the people on the beach. What was going on? Because I'm actually thought was a shark or a dolphin. But as I stood upon the same war, I didn't say none of that. I didn't see the Dolphins and I didn't see a shark either. And you stayed on the Sam or I would probably be a right glam slam back to shore. And when I got there, that's when they let me know if there was some people surrounding they couldn't get out of a rich. What do you mean, But that's this is where I get confused. It would seem to me like a dozen or isn't a riptide a fast current of water going back out to sea. Yet, Okay. But if if they were in that, then how are you all sitting there? Watching? Both seem to me like they'd be gone by now. What? What were they doing? What happened was that we have appear here and bake county that it's about 1500 ft. Long. They were all the way out there. They had struggled and crawled all the way to almost where we could be home. Because 1500 ft out there. I just felt like a little and we could finally here the only they were released about 300 George from us. We could hear them from there, so you so they're sort of swimming back against this current But they're struggling and they're yelling for help. Yes, exactly. And only two of them have float out of the non that you can only imagine how exhausted the ones where that did not have a place and my understanding is that's a family of people and the one had gone out after the other to try and rescue each Yes. And then other two other family here with a girl named Kavitha. He, um he was by ourselves. And then there was a couple an Asian couple. They somehow all got sucked into the same rip Todd. So there was a family of 61 girl and in a couple that made total non people that was out there. So you're watching this now from the shore, and you're watching this? Group of People struggle to get back in, but also fighting the current. That's pulling them out. So it sounds like there may be in a neutral position. They're not gaining any ground. But you can at least see them there. Okay, So now what happens? Um, well, like you said, it wasn't gaining any ground. They were fighting and fighting and they were yelling at us to bring it to ride them. I wrote, um they were upset with because the police had showed up and the police can't do not can either the current dance of strong They were waiting on a boat, but it never showed up and told the very end when we had already gotten everybody out. Where's the lifeguards? And they have paddleboards or surfboards or something? Yes. Now the lock ward skills at five o'clock every single day, no matter what they get off at five o'clock, so it's slim at your own risk after that time, and it was about 6 30 Um and they paddleboards. They didn't have a final words or anything like that. But there was a guy out there and have a surf board and he was surfing the waves to the waves were about to write a 4 ft. Tall, so he was out there swimmin and stark in it, And at first I got a little angry. Because I was like this man has a 40. I dude, stop surfing going, But as a slam out there, I realized he was part of the rip Todd..

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"roosevelt college" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

07:03 min | 1 year ago

"roosevelt college" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Don't know the words to this one. But if you don't board the song is It's the most the theme from 2000 Want two states out of C, which was written by Rikard Strauss who run this I think the words are put bomb. I know how to sing to the sun to go. One more for you. You ready? Here's your clue. Oh, wait. I'm sorry. Tried again. A splash. I was taking a bath. Yes, that's the song. I was taking them. How is that a song about spaceships? I went down my way thought we played because that's what the space capsule did over the weekend last, Okay, got it. You, sir, are five for five. Well and will assist on the one that's true. What do you do for a living mark? Finally retired insurance broker. You do not sound old enough to be retired. I have you at 43 here. Thank you so much. I'm actually all in 68. Wow, Iraq and, uh, well, sir, it's talked. You talked to Ryan off the air. He's my producer. Today. He'll get your name your shoe size all that stuff and then will a mix. I saw you and Teddy Roosevelt College of DuPage. What did you think of that? Great. I'm so well, I'm a history history. Not anyway, So it's all good. It's nice to be to call and say that we're not going to be able to do that show this fall because of the you know what we'll do. One next year. You come to that one as well. The story in the Tribune the other day, and it remains to be no. This is the Chicago Sun Crimes is the story about Anthony Rizzo. He and his wife, Emily, We're getting onto his fancy sleek. They described it his black speedboat. And because he lost so much weight as he moved his hand. His ring flew off and it went into the water. The story is that Rizzo then had to go somewhere. Maybe there was a game. I don't know, but he had to leave. So his wife is there. They get somebody to Find the ring and you know how it is the water where she points out to a spot where she thinks in the water of flu. This guy dives in and after about an hour, so he comes up with the ring 21 ft of water. And that guy is on line seven is yo Hi. How are you? You're on w g. N. Hi. How are you, Yohei Yohei. And then the last name Which you pronounce that for me, too? Yamada, Yoko Yamada And you Are you from Chicago? Yohei? Wow. Really from Tokyo, Japan. How long have you been in the United States? Uh, Chicago for about 20 years. I see. What do you do when you're not diving for baseball players, wedding rings. Normally I'm underwater. Working mostly whole cleaning is what A majority of my jobs are what does that mean? Both stay in the water for months at a time. They have to be cleaned and the water otherwise they speed and fuel mileage and looks bad. So you goto Montrose Harbor and clean People's holes. How are go do all all Chicago Harbor on DH. Scrape, scrape and scrub a lot of boat bottom. Is that fun? I mean, you're in the water and you're swimming. It's not funny. Very good. Every now and then. You just want to kind of swim around. Maybe surf a little bit. I don't know. Enjoy the beach. You You're not enjoying the beach. You just plop it in there, hon. Only the winner way. Leave the Bahamas in the winter. No kidding. So then how is it that somebody finds you? How are you? Is this kind of a side gig for you? Um, me. I spend every day in the harbour system working with a diver. So pretty much anywhere that I go. They, you know, give out my number. If someone lost something very valuable, I guess so. Yeah, the voters know yo high, huh? Voters on the staff that works in the harbour system. No, me. Yeah, right. So then how does that happen? You get a call Did just walk me through the Rizzo story. Yeah, Ebony just called myself. I answered, and he said my name's Anthony. I didn't know it was Rizzo. He kind of told me how it happened and what he lost. You know, it's like you already hope and I'm like wide I found you know dozen rings in the past, so I'll give it a shot. I did tell him the location where you lost it. Pretty hard to find mainly because there's we gonna we've done there. What Harbour we talking about? Oh, this is Belmont Harbor Dance back. Oh, guess, stock. In other words, where you go to get the gas, the gas dock. And so he's there Gas in it. That's right. That that was in the story. So then eso. Thank you Say okay, so then you get your car drive over there and plop in, huh? Yeah, I work off a boat, so actually voted over there. Then When did you find out? It was Anthony Rizzo. Um, after I gotta get off the phone with him. Um, one of the harbour staff kind of gave me a heads up and you know, he said, Oh, you know, that's actually Anthony Wiggle. Okay. And now I'd really make it better make a difference. You know who lost it? It's important. Yeah, well, that's true, and I saw a picture of it then in the paper, and it's not like it was diamond encrusted or anything. I don't know what it cost. But obviously it's just an important thing for you, regardless of the value, So right. I think it's the sentimental value. On the record help, So then she standing there he had to exit stage left, right? Yeah, he loved and so then she's just pointing but I guess since it was by the gas stock, it wasn't on the high seas so it must have been relatively easy to pinpoint the general area. Except you know, when you doctor boat he was on the outside of the boat. So already he was 12 ft. Away from the dark, And then it flew off his hands. But now we were talking about 20 ft off the dock. So once you go that far away from the dock, you know, it just becomes a crapshoot can use. Can you use a metal detector down there? My head it with me when I was searching, But the vulnerability was pretty good. And I always start with a visual search first, um, metal detector sometimes disturbs a bottom. And once you start taking up filled, you know, Yeah, right. Right. There. Kind of gone. So are you using oxygen tank or you holding your breath and swimming down? Wow. This is a scuba thing, right? You're laughing at me. I don't know if you're one of those people who can hold their breath for a couple of minutes. I've got a performance. I play a sport called underwater hockey and training holding their breath. So I've done that before. You can hold your breath for four minutes. Yeah. Wow And exactly how does underwater hockey work? That sounds dangerous. Uh, it's not mean pretty much everyone. The lifeguard. We're all looking at the bottom..

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"roosevelt college" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

07:46 min | 1 year ago

"roosevelt college" Discussed on WGN Radio

"I'm sorry, John. All I could think of his fly me to the moon. But that's not it. It's fly me to the bone. Climb the moon. Let me play among the stars. Mark, you're two for two. Let see. Like what's your favorite band? Mark? What's the music? You like to listen to? Classic rock. Yeah, People steal stones. Led Zeppelin stuff like this, Right? Here's a clue. Number three for you, sir. Wrapping up to something they're here comes the clue again. Oh, yeah. Airtran thinks he's got it. Mark in Downers Grove does not think he's got it. Think bile picks and farewell tours. Okay, I'll get back to you. Here's the clue. One more time. Okay? I guess Rocket man, it's gonna be you. Okay. I got one more for you Ready? Actually, I might have to. Here's the next club. I don't know the words to this one. But if you don't have words to the song is the theme from 2001 a space out of C, which was written by Rikard Strauss who run this I think the words are football MME. I know how to sing to the sun. All right. I got one more for you. You ready? Okay, Here's your clue. Oh, wait. I'm sorry. Tried again. Splash. It was taking a bath. Yes, that's the song. I was taken aback. How is that a song about spaceships? I want my damn way thought we played because that's what the space capsule did over the week pushed crashed. Okay, got it. You, sir, are five for five. Well and will assist on the one that's true. What do you do for a living mark? Finally retired insurance broker. You do not sound old enough to be retired. I have you at 43 here. Thank you so much. I'm actually on 68. Wow. Iraq and it Well, sir, talked. You talked to Ryan off the air. He's my producer. Today. He'll get your name your shoe size all that stuff. And then will you I saw you and Teddy Roosevelt College of DuPage. What did you think of that? I'm sorry. I know I'm a history history. Not anyway, So it's all good. It's nice of you to call and say that we're not going to be able to do that show this fall because of the you know what we'll do. One next year. You come to that one as well. Your knee doesn't have to hurt the joint Relief Institute. Dial's paying down quickly. Quickly. Dials 7088880000 multiple locations, One easy number seven away Triple 80000 as in zero pain one of the ways we've Getting through. This, of course, is on social media that can heal platform is really interesting. This was pre Cove it, of course, but you can send a gift of a video to someone you know. My brother's daughter sent him. Video of Ernie Banks and hey, Mark I know you're big Cup fan, and I really appreciate it. And I understand you're having a birthday coming up and I just want to wish you the best and he talked to my brother for about 30 40 seconds. I don't know what Lauren paid for it. Maybe 5100 bucks. And my brother appreciated it. It was very touching and on point and everybody wins in that case. But they're doing something different now, rather than just pre recording and cranking them out. Some of these celebrities on the Chicago based cameos site will do a live interactive. 10 minutes. Zoom called as I understand it. Stephen Villainous is the CEO of Cameo. Last We saw him he was in studio when Rod Blagojevich became a cameo star. He's on the phone right now. Hey, thanks for joining us against Steven, How are you? I'm doing Well, thanks for having me guess. By the way. How are the Goya? Vich? Video's going. Is he still on your platform? Yeah, you still doing extremely well And then the election season heats up. We're seeing more and more political pundits and consulted coming on the site that's becoming a bigger and bigger part of the business. Justus, the recorded cameos, right? Correct. Who's Who else? Who else in that arena. Besides Rodrigo's Savage, who else falls into that category? On that particular one people like morose people like the mooch people like Roger Stone US Those air three home runs. Yeah, boy. Okay, hold on. I'm going to Steve brought Tran. So I sent him on a morose Amanda, go. The mooch or so I know. Get me Roger Stone. I'm actually on the platform. John and I will pay you to choose me. I've thought. What do you think about this? Steven? So you guys now are offering 10 minute videos, right? Or live interactive. Do you do it on the zoom platform and you use your own platform? We do it on the gym platform. We were getting A lot of requests for humble customers and from our town to try out this format protection, something we'd long resisted because we felt that meeting people on Rhea Life oftentimes is awkward, awkward experience, both for the talent head for the fans. That's why that Put that phrase. Never meet your heroes. Something that you know has been around for a while. But we ended up finding was demons become so ubiquitous that this is a format that many more people are comfortable using? You know, I know that I told my mom to zoom six months ago, she would not at any idea what I'm talking about. Now She's a happy stockholder, and I think her and her friends Are played bunco on lived out, so it's uh, It's something that's become part of every day. Every day Light in what we decided was too without with 50 of our talent, and from there, we really want to just learn. We've gotten really good feedback from both the customer and town side. I'll be looking to continue to scale it out on zoom before we decide if we want to build, you know, are bespoke version of it. I saw that the people I can live interact with include Brett Farve and Andrew, Dice Clay. Who else is in that group? You know, we're updating it constantly. So if people want to find out the exact name that can go to cameo dot com and then stroll down to the go live module at any given time, there's 50. But the availability changes day today, so I'm not exactly sure who's on the today Just shoot me a couple of names. Give me a couple of examples. Yeah, As you mentioned Brett Farve. Gilbert Godfrey, That comedian you know, has been on their press help in a lot of like the cameo favorite..

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"roosevelt college" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

02:29 min | 1 year ago

"roosevelt college" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Okay? I guess Rocket man gonna be lost. Okay. I got one more for you Ready? Actually, I might have to. Here's the next club. I don't know the words to this one. But if you don't have words to the song is It was the theme from 2001. A space Odyssey which was written by Rickard Strauss who run this I think the words are put bomb. I know how to sing to the sun to go. One more for you. You ready? Here's your clue. Oh, wait. I'm sorry. Tried again. Swiss Splash. I was taking a bath. Yes, that's the song. I was taking them. How is that a song about spaceships Way thought we played because that's what the space capsule did over the week. Okay, Got it. You, sir, are five for five. Well and will assist on a lawn. That's true. What do you do for a living mark? Only retired insurance broker. You do not sound old enough to be retired. I have you at 43 here. Thank you so much. I'm actually all in 68. Wow. Iraq and it Well, sir, talked. You talked to Ryan off the air. He's my producer. Today. He'll get your name your shoe size all that stuff. And then will you I saw you and Teddy Roosevelt College of DuPage. What did you think of that? I'm sorry. I know I'm a history history. Not anyway, So it's all good. It's nice to be to call and say that we're not going to be able to do that show this fall because of the You know what we'll do. One next year. You come to that one as well. Double duty. July is hot Dog.

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"roosevelt college" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

08:07 min | 1 year ago

"roosevelt college" Discussed on WGN Radio

"To classic rock? Yeah, I don't know what people's real stones led Zeppelin stuff like here's a clue. Number three for you, sir. Wrapping up to something they're here comes the clue again. Oh, yeah. Airtran thinks he's got it. Mark in Downers Grove does not think he's got it. Think bile picks and farewell tours. Okay, I'll get back to you. Here's the clue. One more time. Okay? I guess Rocket man. It's got me, OK, I got one more for you ready? Actually, I might have to. Here's the next club. I don't know the words to this one. But if you don't hear words of the song is That was the theme from 2001 a space out of sea which is written by Rickard Strauss who run this I think the words are put bomb. I know how to sing this song to go. One more for you. You ready? Here's your clue. Oh, wait. I'm sorry. Tried again. Splash. I was taking a bath. Yes, that's the song I was taking the How is that a song about spaceships? I went down my way thought we played because that's what the space capsule did over the weekend last, Okay, got it. You, sir, are five for five. Well and will assist on the one that's true. What do you do for a living mark? Miami retired insurance broker. You do not sound old enough to be retired. I have you at 43 here. Thank you so much. I'm actually on 68. Wow, Iraq and, uh, well, sir, it's talked. You talked to Ryan off the air. He's my producer. Today. He'll get your name your shoe size all that stuff and then we'll make it. I saw you and Teddy Roosevelt College of DuPage. What did you think of that? Great. I'm so well, I'm a history history. Not anyway, So it's all good. It's nice of you to call and say that we're not going to be able to do that show this fall because of the you know what we'll do. One next year. You come to that one as well. It's a good weekend to get out in the park. And there's a new campaign to make Chicago's Park's better for everyone. We're talking a few weeks ago about these Walkathon DS and marathon runs and I mentioned that Although they are always for good causes. It's wasted energy, So I thought when I have something like a Bob's arrived garbage a thon, where, instead of just walking for miles or running for miles, you're actually doing something along the way. Well, it sounds like somebody was listening over the Chicago Park district on the team. Oxford phone line will egg Listen, Lang, executive director of the Chicago Parks Foundation. Good morning. Will a. It sounds like you're lying. You're you're off on a nice clean up campaign are way are were out there. So we telepathically heard you and we know that way. We want clean parks. And now that they're opened in getting more used when we wanted to make sure that they were clean and this is one only people can give back. I love this campaign. We are using our parks more because of this. Endemic and I practically grew up at Eugene Field Park. I spent all my time either in the gym in the field house, doing something or out on the fields. And we have a great park system here that we take for granted. Tell us how how you're cleaning up the parks and how people can help you. Well. The Chicago Parks Foundation started this because in Chicago Park District budgets were really stretched and during this time, and we knew that people wanted to get back to their parks, and just like you love Eugene Field. Everybody has a favorite park, and they feel a special connection to it. And we said, Why not get out there and take some ownership and feel that connection and help keep the parks clean? So the Chicago Parks Foundation so far has organized over 100 cleanups across the city. But as you said, we have an amazing park system. We have over 600 parks and the beaches and the harbor's so there's a lot of ground to cover and we're asking. Cos. Local organizations even just groups of friends to get together, signed up on their website. In Chicago Park foundation dot org's and we will give you everything you need to clean up the park faithfully. We want people to adopt a park check in on it every week and make sure it's clean and make sure it's beautiful so that we can enjoy them safely completely. If I sign up, though, I get one of those sticks with the the nail on the On the end of it. They were going to make you work a little harder than that. If we give we give you gloves That and garbage bags and we want to make sure that people use the receptacles. I mean, the best part about all this is reminding people not to leave trash behind in the parks as well. The other thing I love about camping, right? Right. Campaigns like this are great. Because you know, if you give money to an organization, you're always wondering. Is it going to get to the right People here you're doing something and you instantly get gratification because you see a clean park. I think you mentioned all the hundreds of parks. I think I played softball in about 200 of them Will and eso. You're looking for companies or individuals. What's the goal here? The goal is that we want. We want group to take ownership of a park in their neighborhood or in another neighborhood. You have a favorite part Eugene Field If you said two hours every week, I'm just going to check in on it. I'm gonna walk through with a garbage bag. I'm going to pick up some garbage with gloves where a math Social distance. You know the whole deal. That's what we want. It shouldn't be just because there's the pandemic, right? It should be always and you know you mentioned about people wanting to donate people sometimes afraid to give to the park because they feel that the government right we established the Chicago Park Foundation to be the public. Private partner for the park district. And frankly, this is what we're supposed to do. They needed help. We saw a gap in services We jumped in. They've done a great job. You know the statistics and safety measures keep changing. And I was watching the news This morning. They're gonna start opening up the restaurant along the beach, but the beach is there still not open. Park District employees have been out there keeping things clean, but they need a hand. Well, A lot of people have a lot more time on their hands right now. So I would. I would think that folks would be happy to volunteer for you will. Absolutely. And like I said, you know, we've had over 1000 volunteers so far, but we need more and we need people to say we're going to adapt this park..

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"roosevelt college" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

06:45 min | 2 years ago

"roosevelt college" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Car had thirty seven MO meter cannon that could shoot white phosphorus stuff. So we had we, we could dispatch one hundred bullets in three seconds. If we all got at the same time. So we were armed fettered into Germans were was there a point, maybe early on in your tour in Europe, where it was shoot or be shot where this was. But my point is was that. Been a new feeling right there you were trained as an engineer going to be in Chicago, some day. And now you're this kid thrown into France. You haven't shot or killed anybody before and now you're about to do it. I wonder what that moment is like for a young, it's it would be. An entirely new for me because of one hundred and forty men in the troop. I was probably a baby a half a dozen of from the city had had never done hunting from age ten like the other guys and the idea of just shooting a rifle at something was new entirely new, so it was it was just unexpected. But we were trained to do it to me. We had good training. I just finished the book, I told your son spearhead, which is about a World War, Two US World War, Two actually determines as well. But it was about what the, the tank battles were, like with Logan, tanked tankers they call them, demand and attacks with, with the life of those tankers was like, and what, you know, just how difficult for us to imagine that experience V and afterwards. Words when when they were in their seventies or eighties. Some of those men were still dealing with the trauma of having to do that. And going back to the scene of the battles in Germany, and France was very therapeutic for them a long way of asking the question was it difficult for you? When you came back stateside to get over what all you went through and Europe. I probably retrospect. Yes. That may be at the time I was simply to Austin didn't understand why. But it took me until nineteen forty nine that is of four years after I came home before I resolved to become an engineer and entered Illinois institute of technology. I was lost for four years. Of course I had gone to Roosevelt university, and I had ate lunch with Harold Washington. Roosevelt college. But I was lost. I was studying languages and Russian. And okay, you are student till you're going to school, you, but no, no direction, no direction. And maybe no even. To me, that would be the least by concerns. I know kids going to school, now, they don't know what the from down is what they should be doing with their lives. But you seem to be now and maybe then you were emotionally mentally pretty stable after all of that. I don't think so looking back. No, yeah, no. Because I if I had been rational, I would have done entirely different things we're almost out of time. And I know you do YouTube videos, you talk to organizations and schools, which is just amazing any blast observations are words, you have for our listeners right now. I am very much concerned about the way the world is going. I think I think America should have kept a draft that was the greatest thing because I could've never met the guys that I met without to draft. And it's a serious loss to, to not have your drive. We don't know we're separated. We're, we're isolated will you? We don't know other Americans who we can't know them. And the draft would've avoided that I'm, I'm very sorry about that. And somebody ought to somebody ought to do something about that a year to isn't that much out of somebody's life is that though it's not just that you'd meet other Americans but it would be service to your controversial relearning. What you learning the army. Plus, you can do. All kinds of learning. And the arm is there's, there's a lot to learn. So I wonder how your son feels about that for you in the military at any point. No, I wasn't I grew up in the gap between Vietnam and whatever came later. Yeah, see, I, I don't know if you and I probably older than you, but as a young boy Vietnam was being waged in there. I am eight nine ten eleven twelve years old, and I'm getting closer and closer to a draftable age and terrified me. I mean as an adult today, I still think I knew kids, whose brothers were going to get drafted or were in the army. And, and I, I just could not comprehend having to do with those men were doing or would you did, sir? And if I even that left impression on me all these years later. Right. So, so I think you know what you did. And what you're asking people to consider today is, is not only commendable but is very challenging that's not something. Expected you to say there's there's something wrong with this country. And that's why we've got the president. We've got. And we don't have to go there. That's another show. We'll be back. You know what I will, and we won't even talk about that. But Marvin congratulations. Thank you for your service. Good Lord, and congratulations on, on living such a long healthy and evidently, amiable life. I'm anxious for you to go back to France on the seventy fifth anniversary. We're looking forward to Marvin. Thank you, Sussman and Mark. Thank you, both for coming in. We bring them back again. Sometime you call. We'll come out of people watch his videos, by the way. Been searched Marvin Sussman. I love this guy. I got a ninety five year old telling me how to do YouTube. This is instructive fellas. Thanks for coming by your pie..

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"roosevelt college" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Armored car to arm retiree YoM riccar had it thirty seven mome meter cannon that could shoot white phosphorus. So we had we could dispatch one hundred bullets and three seconds. If we all got at the same time. So we were armed the better in the Germans were was there a point maybe early on and your tour in Europe where it was should or be shot where this was. But my point is was that. A new feeling right there, you were trained as an engineer going to be in Chicago some day. And now you're this kid thrown into France, you have shot or killed anybody who and now you're about to do it. I wonder what that moment is like for a young. It's it would be. Entirely new for me because of one hundred and forty men in the troop, I was probably maybe half a dozen of from the city had had never done hunting from age ten like the other guys and the idea of just shooting a rifle at something was new entirely new. So it was it was just unexpected. But we were trained to do it to me we had training just finished the book, I told your son spearhead, which is about a World War Two US World War Two actually determines as well. But it was about what the tank battles like with tanks tankers. They call them men in the tax with the with the life of those tankers was like, and what you know, just how difficult for us to imagine that experience. Yeah. Be and afterwards. Words when when they were in their seventies or eighties. Some of those men were still dealing with the trauma of having to do that. And going back to the scene of the battles. Germany, and France was very therapeutic for them a long way asking the question was it difficult for you. When you came back stateside to get over what all you went through. And you're I probably retrospect. Yes. As may be at the time, I was simply lost and didn't understand why. But it took me until nineteen forty nine that is four years after I came home before I resolved to become an engineer and entered Illinois technology. I was lost for four years. Of course, I had gone to Roosevelt university, and I had ate lunch with Harold Washington. Roosevelt college. Yeah. But I was lost..

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"Gun. We rode around in jeeps when when once we broke out of Normandy. The cavalry went out in front leading the way and open roads. And the the point chief the first Jeep going down an empty road. We well, it was generally would be to GPS in an armored car in his squad. And we had six we had three fifty caliber machine guns one on each vehicle three thirty caliber machine guns, each vehicle, the armored car to japes arm, retired armored car had thirty seven MO meter cannon that the white phosphorus. So we had we we could dispatch one hundred bullets in three seconds. If we all got at the same time. So we were on the better in the Germans were was there a point maybe early on and your tour in Europe where it was shoot or be shot where this was. Absolutely. But my point is was that. Must've been a new feeling right there, you were trained as an engineer going to be in Chicago some day. And now you're this kid thrown into France, you haven't shot or killed anybody. And now you're about to do it. I wonder what that moment is like for a young. It's it would be. Entirely new for me because of one hundred and forty men in the troop, I was probably maybe half a dozen of from the city had had never done hunting from age ten like the other guys and the idea of just shooting a rifle at something was new entirely new. So it was it was just unexpected. But. We were trained to do it to me. We had good training. I just finished the book, I told your son spearhead, which is about a World War Two US World War Two actually determines as well. But it was about what the the tank battles were like with the tanks. Tankers? They call them dementia tax with the with the life of those tankers was like, and you know, just how difficult for us to imagine that experience and afterwards when when they were in their seventies eighties. Some of those men were still dealing with the trauma of having to do that. And going back to the scene of the battles. Germany, and France was very therapeutic for them a long way asking the question was it difficult for you. When you came back stateside to get over. What all you went through and Europe. I probably retrospect. Yes. May be at the time. I was simply lost and didn't understand why. But it took me. Until nineteen forty nine that is of four years after I came home before I resolved to become an engineer and entered Illinois instamatic -nology, I was lost for four years. Of course, I had gone to Roosevelt university, and I had ate lunch with Harold Washington. Roosevelt college. Yeah. But I was lost. I was studying languages and rushing attacks. Okay. You are student till you going to school, but no no direction no direction. And maybe no even. To me that would be the least by concerns, I know kids going to school. Now, they don't know what the what from down is what they should be doing with their lives. But you seem to be now. And maybe then you were emotionally mentally pretty stable after all of that. I don't think so looking back. No, no. Because I if I had been rational would have done entirely different things were almost out of time. And I know you do videos you talk to organizations and schools, which just amazing any blast of survey. Ships are words you have for our listeners right now. I am. Very much concerned about the way the world is going. I think I think America should have kept a draft. That was the greatest thing because I could've never met two guys that I met without to draft. And it's a serious loss to to not have to drive me. Don't know we're separated, we're we're isolated will you? We don't know other Americans. We can't know them and the draft would've avoided that I'm very sorry about that. And somebody got to somebody to do something about that many year to isn't that much out of somebody's life is that it's not just that you'd meet other Americans, but it would be service to your controversial relearning. What you learn the army. Plus you can do. All kinds of learning and the arm. There's a lot to learn. So I wonder how your son feels about that for you in the military at any point. No, I wasn't. I grew up in the gap between the at Phnom and whatever came later. Yeah. See I I don't know if you and I probably older than you. But as a young boy Vietnam was being waged in there. I am eight nine ten eleven twelve years old, and I'm getting closer and closer to draftable age and terrified me. I mean as an adult today, I still think I knew kids whose brothers. We're going to get drafted or were in the army, and and I I just could not comprehend having to do with those men were doing what you did, sir. And if even that left in oppression on me all these years later, right? So so I think you know, what you did. And what you're asking people to consider today is is not only commendable, but is very challenging. That's not some. I expected you to say there's there's something wrong with this country. And that's why we've got the president. We've got. And we don't have to go there. That's another show. Back. You know what I will? We won't even talk about that. But Marvin congratulations. Thank you for your service. Good Lord, and congratulations on on living such a long healthy and evidently amiable life. I'm anxious for you to go back to France on the seventy fifth anniversary. We're looking forward to Marvin's. Thank you Sussman and Mark thank you both for coming in. We bring them back again sometime you call will come out of people watch his videos, by the way. Been searched Marvin Sussman. I love this guy. I got a ninety five year old telling me how to do YouTube. This is instructive fellas. Thanks for coming by your live.

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